Head on over to the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan this weekend as they celebrate all things four-footed and furry! The library is presenting the famed Walker Art Center’s Internet Cat Video Festival, along with a special Pawsitively Animals Fair.
You can still get free tickets for The Walker Art Center's internationally famous Internet Cat Video Festival! Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan will host the festival on Saturday, Sept. 21. This will be the only New Jersey venue for the film festival.
Enjoy the antics of cute cats, naughty cats, roomba-ing cats, talking cats and musical cats. There will be three screenings at the Library: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The video festival screenings are free, but you must pick up your free tickets at the Library in order to attend.
Tickets are available at the Reference Desk at Library Headquarters in Manalapan. Limit five (5) tickets per adult for one screening. Please choose one screening to attend. All attendees must have a ticket, regardless of age. Please pick up your ticket at the Reference Desk, or call 732-431-7220, x7222.
Then on Sunday, Sept. 22, the library will host the family-friendly Pawsitively Animals program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Meet dogs and horses, authors and K-9 handlers, and pick up information and tips to help care for your pets!
Kim Kavin, author of Little Boy Blue: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row and His Owner's Journey for the Truth will be the keynote speaker and the Monmouth County SPCA will be there with information and adorable adoptable animals.
Other local authors include:
- Kim Levin, photographer and author of PhoDOGraphy and Why We Love Cats.
- Charlie Kelley, Buddy The Beagle: A Miracle Dog.
- Jon Gibbs author of Fur-Face.
- Matt Ziselman, author of Hounded: The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds.
Dog Trainer Peter Benedetti of K-9 Solutions will be offering advise on The Do's and Don'ts when choosing a dog or puppy, when choosing a trainer, and general training tips.
The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit will be here to demonstrate their crime-sniffing expertise. The Monmouth County 4-H will be here. Kim Levin, a pet photographer and author of several books will also be here.
Meet two horses: a standardbred, Indy, and a mustang, DeFazio.
Then the A-CAT-emy Awards ceremony, where we honor the winners of our Monmouth County Internet Cat Video Film Festival, will take place at 4 p.m.